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A car caught fire on the Central Expressway (CTE) resulting into a massive traffic jam lasting several hours early on Monday morning . However, there were no reports of any injury.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was informed about the accident that took place in the direction of Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) near Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 at about 4.35 am. A fire engine and a Red Rhino were immediately sent to the scene.

According to reports, the engine compartment of the vehicle was on fire and the SCDF extinguished it with a water jet.

The Land and Transport Authority (LTA) posted on Twitter at 4.44 am and urged the motorists to avoid lanes 1 and 2. Reportedly, the congestion lasted till 9 am.